First books in series don't generally rate as a 5 star book. You've got the world-building, getting to know the MCs, whether you like the MCs etc etc
TFirst books in series don't generally rate as a 5 star book. You've got the world-building, getting to know the MCs, whether you like the MCs etc etc
This book just blew me away it was so original. We have Weather Wardens, controlling the elements and trying to control mother nature and storms, which can have sentience ie intelligence. Helping the Wardens are Djinn, but not willingly, they seem to be enslaved.
Can't believe I haven't read this series already. Luckily I have all the rest of the series and the spinoffs. This was good people, if you haven't read it yet, why not?...more
This novella had a realy old fashioned feel to it. Set in a strange land with sorcerers and kingdoms and people who are also wolf-born. Not werewolvesThis novella had a realy old fashioned feel to it. Set in a strange land with sorcerers and kingdoms and people who are also wolf-born. Not werewolves but made by sorcerers.
Ryu, foster brother of the Prince, is a wolf-born enforcer. Whilst on the trail of a sorcerer he comes across Calanthe who distracts him for a season with lots of sex. The only reason this works is that they have both fallen in love, even if they don't realise it. Suddenly, she is gone.
A year later Ryu is once again on the trail.......more
This is the fourth Sisters of the Moon book, and the story has become very convoluted. It is so dense that you can't afford to skim even a paragraph.This is the fourth Sisters of the Moon book, and the story has become very convoluted. It is so dense that you can't afford to skim even a paragraph. The style of writing is not easy and I keep thinking why do I keep reading this series...the answer - because I've just got to find out what happens next! ...more
For a first in series book this one was great. I tossed up giving it 4 or 5 stars, and finally went with 4 as I know this series will just get better.For a first in series book this one was great. I tossed up giving it 4 or 5 stars, and finally went with 4 as I know this series will just get better.
Janet Begay, part Navajo, part goddess is a Stormwalker. This book is a mystery and a journey of discovery for Janet, who doesn't know who her mother really is. (Stormwalker power is actually from the Navajo side of the family)
The mystery is where is Amy McGuire; the Police Chief's daughter has disaappeared a year ago and they've exhausted all the usual conventional means of finding her with no luck. Chief McGuire brings in Janet. Amy's fiancé was Nash, the Sherriff who doesn't believe in magic.
Janet decides to relocate to Magellan, the town right on the edge of the desert with all the vortexs, and renovate the abandoned hotel. This was Amy's town.
Mick, Janet's ex-boyfriend shows up to protect her from her Mother, from Nash, from Coyote the God, and from Dragons.
If you want to know any more you'll have to read the book....more
This was a funny almost in a watching a train wreck way. The plot was silly the characters caricatured and yet I enjoyed it.
Our h is Justine, an immorThis was a funny almost in a watching a train wreck way. The plot was silly the characters caricatured and yet I enjoyed it.
Our h is Justine, an immortal Guardian of the Goblet of Eternal Youth, her friend Theresa is named her successor, so gets to drink from said Goblet which turns her into a dragon who can't shift back, and they live in NY.
Our H is Derek La Valle, a Pretzel King (he invented no carb pretzels) and member of a Cursed family. At the age of 31 all male La Valle's die in horrible and mysterious circumstances.
Justine's mother was the previous Guardian and died protecting the Goblet, whose name is Mona, from Satan. Satan is a fabulous character and really made this book.
I'll be reading the next one in the series when I need a laugh. ...more
Was really tossing up between 4 and 5 stars on this one. It left a very good feel, no slack spots and yet I feel the author will do better in the bookWas really tossing up between 4 and 5 stars on this one. It left a very good feel, no slack spots and yet I feel the author will do better in the books to follow, so I need to leave room. LOL.
Feral warriors, reflecting a particular animal shapeshifter are called from the Therian race. In their midst is one woman, called Radiance. It is she who calls the power of the earth and spreads that power amongst the warriors. Without a Radiance the warriors become weak, angry and lose control.
As the book opens they are searching for their new Radiance and don't know why she hasn't come forward as it is a great honour. Lyon, head of the Ferals, is the Finder and it is his job to locate the Radiance.
He does and promptly kidnaps her. She is Kara MacAllister and is caring for her terminally ill mother and is less than impressed when she realizes what has happened. It is about now that Lyon realizes Kara has no idea what he is talking about and the fact that Kara has been raised as a human.
There are more plots, and though it is fairly obvious who the bad guys are early on, it didn't seem to matter. I found the Ferals to be too complacent and know-it-all when they clearly didn't; obviously the author did this on purpose but that was the reason for 4 stars and not 5.
Still, I'm really looking forward to the rest of the series....more
I do like my reading to be in big slabs of goodness, however, I was away for a long weekend with friends and I could hardly shun them, so I could onlyI do like my reading to be in big slabs of goodness, however, I was away for a long weekend with friends and I could hardly shun them, so I could only read this book with little slabs of okness. Therefore my review will be a bit limited.
Kira Solomon, a Shadowchaser, is given the task of finding the Vessel of Nun, to prevent first Egypt and then the rest of the world from drowning in a great flood, think Noah & his Ark.
The Vessel went missing at the same time as another Shadowchaser, and that is where the hunt starts. Khefar, a near immortal Nubian, has already died for her once and she definitely doesn't want it happening again, whereas Khefar doesn't mind, he will rise again with the sun. Together they face the Fallen, those that serve the dark, including some very nasty demons.
We go on a nice trip from Atlanta to London to Egypt and down the Nile and get served seamlessly with lots of Egyptian mythology along the way.
Not forgetting the Dream walks Kira has talking to Balm, the Head of the Gilead Commission on the Island where she grew up. We also learn Kira's history and exactly who her mother was, and possibly who her father is as well and why there is so much Shadow on her soul.
Second book in the Dark Elite series, sees Lily, firespell adept, schoolgirl at St Sophia's and her BFF Scout, a spellbinder, battleReally 3.5 stars.
Second book in the Dark Elite series, sees Lily, firespell adept, schoolgirl at St Sophia's and her BFF Scout, a spellbinder, battle a new and icky creature. Think 5ft fanged, slimy creatures, as well as Vampires and Reapers.
I found the beginning of this book dreadfully slow but it eventually picked up and wasn't a bad story.
Mysterious boys, mysterious parents, but as its YA definitely nothing more than kissing some of the mysterious boys.
Not sure if I'll continue the series or not....more
Alexis Craft is a witch, in a world that recognises the Fae and Witches, but aren't really happy that either exist. Alex is estranged from her wealthyAlexis Craft is a witch, in a world that recognises the Fae and Witches, but aren't really happy that either exist. Alex is estranged from her wealthy pro-human politician father and constantly on the breadline.
One of her friends is Death (yes, The Death) and he often just pops in. Alex's specialty is raising shades of the dead & as a PI she works for the cops/courts/civilians. She becomes imbroiled in a case of ritual serial murder with dark magic undertones and everything goes haywire when she's attacked by one of the shades.
Detective Falin Andrews, is assigned the case of Governor Coleman when he is found dead, and Alex's sister Casey insists Alex raise his ghost to find out where he's been for the last 2 weeks. So Alex attempts it but is puzzled when there is no soul left in the body. Falin is not amused to find her in the morgue, 'playing' with the body.
It becomes a case of 'Freaky Friday' when she realizes that the ghost who had been hanging around, Roy, claims that it is his body the Governor has been wearing for the last 12 yrs.
There is plenty of action, and plenty of twists and plot turns and I'm looking forward to the next one in this series....more